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A culture of light : cinema and technology in 1920s Germany, Frances Guerin

Label
A culture of light : cinema and technology in 1920s Germany
Title
A culture of light
Title remainder
cinema and technology in 1920s Germany
Statement of responsibility
Frances Guerin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Frances Guerin's history of German silent cinema of the 1920s, the innovative use of light is the pivot around which a new conception of a national cinema, and a national culture emerges. Guerin depicts a nocturnal Germany suffused with light - electric billboards, storefronts, police searchlights - and shows how this element of the mise-en-scene came to reflect both the opportunities and the anxieties surrounding modernity and democracy. Guerin's interpretations center on use of light in films such as Schatten (1923), Variete (1925), Metropolis (1926), and Der Golem (1920). In these films we see how light is the substance of image composition, the structuring device of the narrative, and the central thematic concern
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guerin, Frances
Dewey number
791.43/0943/09042
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.G3
LC item number
G84 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Cinematography
  • Culture in motion pictures
Label
A culture of light : cinema and technology in 1920s Germany, Frances Guerin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The electrification of life, cinema, and art -- Bringing cinema to life through light: German film in World War I -- Legends of light and shadow: the mythical past in Algol and Schatten -- The spell of light: cinema as modern magic in Faust, Der Golem, Siegfried, and Metropolis -- Refomulations of space through light in Die StraBe, Jenseits der StraBe, and Am Rande der Welt -- Dazzled by the profusion of lights: technological entertainment in Varieté and Sylvester
Control code
ocm56590590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780816642861
Lccn
2004022373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816642854
  • (OCoLC)56590590
Label
A culture of light : cinema and technology in 1920s Germany, Frances Guerin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The electrification of life, cinema, and art -- Bringing cinema to life through light: German film in World War I -- Legends of light and shadow: the mythical past in Algol and Schatten -- The spell of light: cinema as modern magic in Faust, Der Golem, Siegfried, and Metropolis -- Refomulations of space through light in Die StraBe, Jenseits der StraBe, and Am Rande der Welt -- Dazzled by the profusion of lights: technological entertainment in Varieté and Sylvester
Control code
ocm56590590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 314 pages
Isbn
9780816642861
Lccn
2004022373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780816642854
  • (OCoLC)56590590

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